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Jlet Ul Revie
F.W. JOHNSON, Editor and Prop
Wednesday, February 31, 1894.
A LETTER FROM BILL NYE.
KeDorts to a Wealthy Insurance Man of
St. Paul That he Had a Good Time in
England but America is Good
Enough for Him.
Refreshing Humor on Various Subjects
from the Prince of Humorists.
Bill Nye's letters for publication are
usually written for $50 to $100 acolamn.
He 'sometimes drops into prose and
poetry for the benefit of personal friends
A. St. Paul friend of Bill's read in a
New York paper a few weeks ago that
the festive humorist was disporting him"
self in London, and accordingly wrote
him a letter. The St. Paul man is
person of large wealth, But as time
hangs heavily without occupation he be
came connected with one of the life in
surance agencies, and dispenses the geD
lal tontine as a missionary work, not for
the money there is in it. It occurred to
him it might be a good idea to have Bill
do some missionary work in London and
he sent the genial humorist a lot of in
surance literature, at the same time sug.
gesting that he, Bill, write Gladstone,
Wales,Labouchere and a few more bright
lights of Britain. Bill received the let
ter after his return from Soudan. He
replies in his characteristic way as fol
Watertown, N. Y., Feb. 10j 1894—
My Dear Your letter regarding
insurance and things, addressed to methe
care Authors' Club, in London, returned
looking sea-sick and pale yesterday. Had
I received it while there I could have
secured Gladstone,Jerome, Besant, Doyle
and Sir Arthur Sullivan on the tontine.
Had them where they would have had to
"tont" or beg.
Now I am doing the big, poorly venti
lated east. We got a frozen audience
here for the first on the whole season's
list. I went out to the foot-lights and
said, "Good evening, sir!" But no one
laughed. That's the way with people
who are brought up on Mme Rentz's
Female minstrels and Old Time's cellar
Y»Thy should y«ui ask me how Fame
feels? I .:••'(. tin.o to -.-...-rtiiinpostulations,
anu if I do ii a moment for that
purpose I find some other man's hand
stroKing her hair. To tell you the truth
I care more for my watermelons on my
upright farm, and the sweat breath of
the two-year-old steer which I ride to
and from the mill than I do for the 'cat
ty' smelling palaces of princes and the
pomp and hauteur which compels me to
sit for hours in the presence of royalty
when my wisdom teeth are all afloat.
I had a good time a great big good
time, with food, lodging, wine and song,
and riding hither and yon on the rail
ways. Once on Candlemas day I rode
from London to the country seat of a
ducal chum for a week at his shooting
box. We went via the London & North
western railway. Labouchere and Bat
tenberg had the pleasure of accompany
ing me. "How d'ye like the Northwes
t3rn?" Battenberg asked, "O, I think it
tie best road under the sun." "Su«.h
fine coaches," says Labby, "Yes" says I,
"And the up'olstry!" says "Bat." "Yes,"
says I. *'The scenery through some parts
of Wisconsin, the rapid motion, the safe
ty, the splendid smooth road bed and the
charming* breakfasts just before we
"Ow! Who said anything about Wis
consin?" exclaimed Labby. "I was speak
ing about the Northwestern, the London
"That's cUftcrfebt." says I. "There's
only one Northwestern, and hi thought
heveryone knew it was in the States. Hif
you hare speaking of the London &
Northwestern hallow me to hadd," says
I, with much 'autetti* "these little dry
goods bbxes on wheels which you call
coaches are hall right, .so far as they
go h'and your road bed is smooth* But,
O, the dull, deceased deaduess of theand
landscape, and the crowded aspect of
things. No, proud h'editor, your North
wester is a fair sort of a road. But
there's only one Northwestern." saying
which I relapsed into Punch, and dili
gently sought for a joke.
I trust, my dear you will not
print this letter. Mr. Teasdale might
think I wanted an annual, when, as a
matter of fact, a few "trips" during the
season will suffice, if I am in the North
western territory during the year.
I am glad to be back in the States.
There's no home like my own home,
(says I to myself.)
.Across the dark blue sea
The land of beauty and of worth,
The bright land of the free»T\
Where royal-foot hath ntever trod,
Nor bigot forged a chain.
Oh, would that I Were safely back
(says I to myself Svhile waving at the
witticisms of Victoria at Windsor) in
that.brightjand again, Sincerely yours
QUITE A DARING HOLD-UP.
E. Dahl of New Ulm Knocked Down
and Eobbed in St. Paul.
The Highwaymen Assault Dahl on the
Corner of Twe'th and Jackson Streets
and Eob Him of Fiye Hundred
and Ninety Four Dollars.
Good Work of the Police Department Ee
sults in the Arrest of Six Men Sup
posed to Be the Highwaymen.
Monday mornings Pioneer Press gives
the following news:
This morning at 2 o'clock E. J. Dahl
of New Ulm was held-up by highway
men on the corner of Twelfth and Jack
son streets and robbed ot $594. Dahl
was knocked down and gagged, the rob
bers stuffing two white handkerchiefs in
his mouth. Will Smith, James Church,
James Morrison, Harry Haggerty, "Red"
Collins, alias John Covington, and E. M.
Clark have been arrested"by the police
authorities. Smith and! Church are
thought to be the men who robbed Dahl,
while the others are held as accessories.
Smith was locked in a cell in the cent
ral station, while Church was taken to a
substation, so that the men should have
Dahl, the victim of the highwaymen,
was found lying on the sidewalk in a
half-dazed condition five minutes after
he was assaulted and robbed, by a police
man, to whom he had told his story, after
being releived of the gag in his mouth.
The central station was notified and De
tectives Graber and Ryan were detailed
to assist Lieut, Bahe and a squad of
central precinet officers in apprehending
the robbers. Dahl told the officers the
men ran north on Jackson street towards
Thirteenth after taking his money, and
officers separated and scoured the
neighborhood. The robbers has scarce
ly had time to get very far away, and
Detective Gruber, who had started up
Jackson street immediately upon getting
the direction taken, saw two men jump
a fence in the rear of a frame dwelling
house at No. 102 East Thirteenth street,
and steal in the house by the rear way.
The house was surrounded. Lights could
be seen inside, and shadow forms moving
befor the window curtains. When all
was ready the signal was given and the
officers closed in on the house. To the
order to open in the name of the law the
belt was drawn on the front door by a
middlcaged woman, who demanded to
know why she had been disturbed. The
o^c.-rj1 gave no-liped to the woman's ex
bui pushed in past her and
in a few minutes had rounded up the
seven men arrested. They were all
dressed for the street. Church was found
in a closet in a room on the third floor,
while the others were found secreted in
various rooms in the house.
After the men had been safely locked
in the station the officers again visited
the house, and made a thorough search
of the premises in hope of finding the
money taken from Dahl, which had
probably been secreted by the robbers,
as only asmall sum of money was found
on the seven arrested. A the hour of
going to press the officers had not con
cluded their search. The police are, con
fident they have unearthed a veritable
den of thieves and disclosures of stolen
property may follow the arrest this
SOME QUEER AFFIDAVITS.
They are Produced in the Madigan Argu
ment For a New Trial.
Jurors are Accused of Misconduct During
the Progress of the Great Case.
Some of Them Accused ofDrunkenness and
The Madigan motion for a new trial
was to have been argued yesterday, but
has been considerably delayed by the
tactics of Madigan and his attorneys.
They propose now to have the verdict of
the jury set aside on the ground of mis
conduct on the part of the twelve men
who tried the case. In attempted proof
of this claim they have presented sever
One of these is sworn by H. E.
Green, the man whose reputation was so
generally impeached- during the trial.
He claims that three of the jurors, Alon
zo Pickle* John A. Torrey and Arnold
Hillesheim, stopped at the Union Hotel
always drank whiskey before going
to the court room, at noon and again in
the evening. He further alleges that he
saw them frequently intoxicated.
Another man by the name of Hodson
said that he overheard the jury discuss
ing the dase while under the charge of
the bailiff and that one of the jurors
made the statement that he knew from
several reliable sources that Grant, then
in jail, was the. man who signed Romnes'
name to the receipt "which figured so
prominently iu the trial. From this affi
davit, Peck expects to prove that the ju
ry decided the case on matter not intro
duced in evidence.
Still another affidavit is sworn to by
E. C. Gilmore, who affirms that Jos. Gag,
one of the jurors, is not able to under
stand the English language, even when
used in ordinary conversation.
Other affidavits have also been offered
to the court, but it is quite probable that
the state can secure counter affidavits to
offset the most important.ones. I only
means delay and much additional Work
on the part of Attorney Pierce. 'X^
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